Deadline: September 11, 2019
Applications are open for a three-week sponsored course focusing on the design and interpretation of epidemiological studies. The course is organized by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the scholarship is provided by Africa Research Excellence Fund.
Epidemiological research is an important tool to assess health effects in populations and can be used to optimise disease surveillance, facilitate outbreak investigation and provide vital evidence for the evaluation of changes in health policy. This is a concentrated three-week course which will take students through from the basic principles of epidemiology up to the application of statistical methods, such as logistic regression using Stata software.
During the three weeks, students will learn about the design and interpretation of epidemiological studies and the statistical methods that underpin many of the founding principles. Much of the content corresponds with that which is taught during the internationally renowned MSc Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This short course is intended to be an intensive introduction to epidemiology and medical statistics, and at the end of the three weeks, students will understand the common pitfalls associated with study design, be able to choose the most appropriate analytical methods to verify stated hypotheses and feel confident to undertake basic statistical analysis using Stata software.
This course has been running in London since the 1980’s, but for the first time in 2019 will take place at the MRC Unit in The Gambia (“The Unit”), which hosts various short courses on a regular basis.
Course Details and Scholarship
- Course dates: 11 – 29 November 2019
- Venue: MRC @ LSHTM, The Gambia
- Course Fees: £3,450
AREF-Sponsored Scholarships are available for an Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics (The Gambia)
Up to five AREF Scholarships are available to pay for fees, accommodation and reasonable travel. The scholarships will be awarded only to applicants whom the course leaders identify as meeting the eligibility and quality criteria for acceptance to the course.
- Open to clinicians and other graduates who work in medical research units, academic departments or health services
- No previous formal training in epidemiology or statistics is required
- A good command of the English Language is required
AREF will give priority to
- Current and previous AREF Fellows and Workshop participants who demonstrate a compelling plan for applying new learning gained from the course
- Ensuring equitable access for women and men, and for applicants from relatively disadvantaged research-settings.
Apply for the course here.
Funding application forms are available for download here.
Interested applicants may submit a complete application to [email protected] no later than 16.00 hours GMT on 11th September 2019.
For more information, visit Africa Research Excellence Fund.